Make sure your organisation becomes a Community Facilities Member.

At Northamptonshire ACRE, we run a great Community Facilities Advisory Service for our members.  We give our members quality support and advice, helping them to run Northamptonshire's valuable community facilities more effectively.  If you help to run a community faclity - whether a village or church hall, community centre, playing field, park or recreation ground - why not think about making your organisation a member?  It costs just £40 a year and you'll enjoy up to five hours' FREE email/Zoom/'phone support.  Just complete a membership form.

We can provide help and guidance on:

  • Charitable status,charity law and regulation
  • Grant funding
  • Planning, designing and building new halls and extensions
  • Policies
  • Licensing and temporary event notices
  • Governing documents including trust deeds and constitutions
  • Amending your governing document
  • Incorporation including becoming a Charitable Incorporated Organisation
  • Insurance
  • Legal responsibilities including health and safety and fire safety
  • Risk assessments
  • Music licensing
  • VAT
  • and much more...

In addition, members are entitled to a FREE bimonthy newsletter with all the latest news and information affecting community facilities together with FREE electronic information sheets on a whole range of relevant topics including safeguarding, health and safety, VAT, fire safety, licensing, insurance and governing documents. You can find a full list of information sheets and how to order them here.

An added membership benefit is that Northamptonshire ACRE's Advisory Service is backed up by a countrywide support network of thirty-eight community buildings advisers, headed by National ACRE, our umbrella organisation.

To become a member and qualify for our Community Facilities Advisory Service, you will need to complete a membership form and pay your membership fee. You can do that online or by completing a PDF version of the membership form. The yearly cost of being a member is £40 which runs from 1st April to 31st March.  For further information, please contact Frances Harris, Community Facilities Adviser: [email protected].

If you are not a Member of Northamptonshire ACRE, we would still be very happy to help you with any queries you may have, but there may be a charge for this service. Please contact our Community Facilities Adviser, [email protected], for a preliminary chat.